GREENSBORO, N.C. -- "I was thrilled! Just thrilled! Because like i said, when they left the house I didn't think I would ever see them again," said Jesse Brown.

This isn't the reaction most people have after getting robbed less than a month ago.
On November 7th, someone broke in and stole many sentimental treasures from Jesse Brown's house.

Miraculously, many of the keepsakes were found on the side of the road, and then returned.

"Well it's fantastic, we enjoy those things and love to be able to reunite property to their rightful owners," said Robert Graves, the Randolph County Sheriff.

Many of the priceless items belonged to his wife, Irma.

Irma, and Jesse were high school sweethearts who married in 1959.

Irma passed away 19 years ago, but Jesse always held onto little things that reminded him, of her.

"I wouldn't part with them for anything, but right now I have," said Brown.

"I said, those things weren't that valuable, but they were priceless to me for what they stood for," added Brown.

From an everyday pin,

"That was a pin she had worn on her blouse," said Brown.

To a holiday gift.

"This is a family pin that we gave her one mother's day," said Brown as he held a heart in his hand.

To one of the most special days of his life.

"These she wore when she had her picture made to put in the paper of our engagement," said Brown with a smile on his face.

For Jesse, he knows he wouldn't still have those pieces of Irma, without some help.

"I just know God was with me, and he was looking after me, because otherwise that stuff would not have come back to me," ended Jesse.

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